Beech Mountain cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBeech MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Cost of living index10895100
IndexBeech MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index98105100
Housing index13287100
Transportation index9594100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Beech Mountain is 13% higher than the North Carolina average.
  • The cost of living in Beech Mountain is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beech Mountain is 32% higher than the national average.
  • North Carolina general sales tax is 7% lower than the national average.
  • North Carolina state income tax is 159% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$72,500$6,042$1,692$2,175
Renters$16,250$1,354$379$488

North Carolina Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Carolina4.75%7.5%

North Carolina Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Carolina5.75%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.67$15.560.7%
Beauty Salon $36.45$36.110.9%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4712.0%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.67$10.135.4%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.40$3.9810.4%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4110.9%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.5%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $11.41$9.4720.4%
Beer $8.84$8.790.5%

Health Care

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.33$101.0416.5%
Doctor $87.51$107.4418.6%
Dentist $105.39$90.4216.6%
Ibuprofen $8.08$9.2813.0%
Lipitor $389.46$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
Home Price $262,500.00$175,700.0049.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,062.90$1,133.236.2%
Apartment Rent $833.00$920.009.5%

Transportation

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.1%
Tire Balancing $39.32$45.7614.1%

Utilities

ItemBeech MountainNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.65$163.814.4%
Phone $24.49$28.3913.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Roan Mountain, TN1,59584-16%
Elk Park, NC33788-12%
Hunter, TN1,75789-11%
Bakersville, NC39190-10%
Newland, NC72592-8%
Beech Mountain, NC5611088%

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Beech Mountain, NC5611088%
Source: The Beech Mountain, NC cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.